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I grabbed the run file from the amd site. Completed that successfully choosing the distro specific option. Installed the 3 deb pkg files successfully. I an aticonfig --inital and I rebooted. My screen settings would only max out at 1280 x1024 but I should be able to run 1680x1050. Auto update said fglxr had updates. So I updated and rebooted(even though nothing actually said I needed to). After reboot I am still stuck at 1280x1024. I also noticed my refresh rate has the option of auto or 0.0. How can I get the full resolution back?


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Are you getting a selection of resolutions, or simply a very basic set of safe resolutions?
If it is a basic set, I would advise checking your monitor connection, and removing any extension cables (which often don't have all the pins connected, preventing EDID data from being read).


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Did you grab the latest Catalyst 13.1 or 13.2 beta? If you run Catalyst Control Center (Administrative) and go to Display Manager, Display properties, is there no option for 1680 x 1050?
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bcooksley wrote:Are you getting a selection of resolutions, or simply a very basic set of safe resolutions?
If it is a basic set, I would advise checking your monitor connection, and removing any extension cables (which often don't have all the pins connected, preventing EDID data from being read).

I am getting a few resolutions, section or safe I have no idea. I can only say that the KDE Display and Monitor app provided a few resolutions, but nothing over 1050 even though the monitor natively supports 1680x1050.

As for cables, just a DVI cable. Nothing fancy.

molecule-eye wrote:Did you grab the latest Catalyst 13.1 or 13.2 beta? If you run Catalyst Control Center (Administrative) and go to Display Manager, Display properties, is there no option for 1680 x 1050?

I am not sure of the version but i cant imagine it was the beta. Nothing I saw indicated beta.

As for CCC, I tried to open it only to get an error that the drivers were missing..


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I thought so--you didn't install the drivers correctly, somehow. What I would do is reinstall them. The following always works for me, making appropriate changes to the file name (I'm using 13.2 beta 6 here). (I stole these instructions from somewhere, but I can't recall where.)

To remove Catalyst drivers

sudo apt-get remove --purge xorg-driver-fglrx fglrx*
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri fglrx-modaliases
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core

To install manually

#First install of AMD Catalyst
#prerequisite packages#
sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs dh-make dkms
sudo apt-get install execstack dh-modaliases fakeroot libqtgui4

# If you are 64 bit, install these too
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-multiarch:i386
sudo apt-get install lib32gcc1 libc6-i386
cd /usr ; sudo ln -svT lib /usr/lib64

# Go into your Downloads folder (I suppose you have already download the driver)
cd Downloads

# Make the package executable
chmod +x amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.2-beta6-linux-x86.x86_64

# Create and install deb packages
sudo sh ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.2-beta6-linux-x86.x86_64 --buildpkg Ubuntu/quantal
sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb

# Enable new settings
sudo aticonfig --initial -f

# Reboot
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I see some errors while installing the deb files. Nto sure if it is relevant. Rebooting in a moment to test your method.

Errors:
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plorer4x4@xplorer4x4-MS-7673:~/Desktop/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
Selecting previously unselected package fglrx.
(Reading database ... 238916 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking fglrx (from fglrx_8.970-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package fglrx-amdcccle.
Unpacking fglrx-amdcccle (from fglrx-amdcccle_8.970-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package fglrx-dev.
Unpacking fglrx-dev (from fglrx-dev_8.970-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up fglrx (2:8.970-0ubuntu1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/fglrx/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/x86_64-linux-gnu_GL.conf (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /etc/OpenCL/vendors/amdocl32.icd because associated file /usr/lib/fglrx/etc/OpenCL/vendors/amdocl32.icd (of link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist
update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /usr/lib/fglrx/ld.so.conf because link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf is broken
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /etc/OpenCL/vendors/amdocl32.icd because associated file /usr/lib/fglrx/etc/OpenCL/vendors/amdocl32.icd (of link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/fglrx/alt_ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/i386-linux-gnu_GL.conf (i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-21-generic
Loading new fglrx-8.970 DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building for 3.5.0-21-generic and 3.5.0-24-generic
Building for architecture x86_64
Building initial module for 3.5.0-21-generic
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/apport/package-hooks/dkms_packages.py", line 22, in <module>
    import apport
ImportError: No module named apport
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.5.0-21-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/make.log for more information.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Setting up fglrx-amdcccle (2:8.970-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up fglrx-dev (2:8.970-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-24-generic
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place


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And that's a fail. Rebooted, tried to launch CCC and still get the error:
There was a problem initializing Catalyst Control Center Linux edition. It could be caused by the following.

No AMD graphics driver is installed, or the AMD driver is not functioning properly.
Please install the AMD driver appropriate for you AMD hardware, or configure using aticonfig.


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FYI. fglrx-modaliases has been depreciated beyond lucid.


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The error in this case appears to be:
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Building initial module for 3.5.0-21-generic
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/apport/package-hooks/dkms_packages.py", line 22, in <module>
    import apport
ImportError: No module named apport
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.5.0-21-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/make.log for more information.


Can you check "/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/make.log" please?


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Here ya go:
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DKMS make.log for fglrx-8.970 for kernel 3.5.0-21-generic (x86_64)
Thu Feb 21 18:49:15 CST 2013
AMD kernel module generator version 2.1
doing Makefile based build for kernel 2.6.x and higher
rm -rf *.c *.h *.o *.ko *.a .??* *.symvers
make -C /lib/modules/3.5.0-21-generic/build SUBDIRS=/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/2.6.x modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-21-generic'
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.o
/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c: In function ‘KCL_MEM_AllocLinearAddrInterval’:
/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2152:5: error: implicit declaration of function ‘do_mmap’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.c:2152:13: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size [-Wint-to-pointer-cast]
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[2]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/2.6.x/firegl_public.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.970/build/2.6.x] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-21-generic'
make: *** [kmod_build] Error 2
build failed with return value 2


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You'll need to ask AMD/ATI support about that - looks like a problem in their source code (or your compiler is more strict than what they are expecting).


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:( Well thanks to both of you for trying to help!


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